Professor Akosa urges Ghanaians to adopt healthy lifestyle


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Accra, Oct. 25, GNA – Professor Agyemang Badu
Akosa, former Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, has called on
Ghanaians to adopt a healthy lifestyle so as to prolong their lives and
contribute to national development.

He said diseases that have bedevilled the
country is as a result of bad eating habits and lack of exercise thereby giving
ailments to more room to operate.

Prof Akosa was

Accra, Oct. 25, GNA – Professor Agyemang Badu
Akosa, former Director-General of the Ghana Health Service, has called on
Ghanaians to adopt a healthy lifestyle so as to prolong their lives and
contribute to national development.

He said diseases that have bedevilled the
country is as a result of bad eating habits and lack of exercise thereby giving
ailments to more room to operate.

Prof Akosa was speaking at the 15th
Public Lecture of Accra College of Medicine on Wednesday.

The lecture was held under the topic: ‘Sugar
and Edible Fats—Lifespan Determinants’.

Prof Akosa, who is also a Fellow of the Ghana
Academy of Arts and Sciences, enumerated some of the facts that contributed to
diseases as excessive sugar intake and fatty foods more so the lifespan of
various countries were varied in terms of the food intake of their citizenry.

‘All beverages contain sugar, as well as
cakes, soft drinks and pastries which has no nutritional value’, Prof. Akosa
stressed.

In Ghana, he said, the lifespan of men is 60
years while that of women is 62 years.

The former Director-General also urged the
public to take more fruits and vegetables which are loaded with
micro-nutrients.

Prof Akosa said there is the need for the
public to consume coconut oil, palm oil and palm kernel oil which are
nutritious.

He appealed to Ghanaians to seek early medical
attention anytime they fell sick from a qualified medical facility and desist
from self-medication.

Prof Akosa urged Ghanaians to take active
interest in physical exercises so as to remain healthy at all times.

GNA         


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